A woman’s lifeless body has been found in the new informal settlement in Delft South.
This brings the number of murders to four since the establishment of Lockdown informal settlement.
Three relatives were killed in a hail of bullets, reportedly over a scuffle about warm beer last October.
Brothers Xolile George, 19, Siyamela Dintsi, 21, and their cousin Abongile Dintsi, 23, were all gunned down in the settlement.
On Monday morning, residents woke up to find the body of a female who looked to be in her 30s, and called the police.
CPF spokesperson Charles George says: “This latest incident has left everyone shocked because this is a new informal settlement and there have already been four murders.
“Last October there was a triple murder by the new shacks and yesterday there was an unknown body of the woman.”
He says that the people called the neighbourhood watch members and alerted them of the corpse.
Charles says no one knew who the woman was.
“They went to the scene and then found the body along the fencing that is adjacent to the R300. They covered her with a blanket and then they called the police,” he says.
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says the woman had a wound to her head.
“Delft police are investigating a murder case after the body of a woman in her 30s was found yesterday morning at about 8am, behind D25 Shack, situated at Social Distance informal settlement near R300 Highway, Delft, with a wound to her head.
“Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.”
Anyone with information that can assist the investigation is urged to call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.